❱❱ Oak Creek’s Holiday Festival — Oak Creek, all day
The annual event starts with coffee with the mayor at 9 a.m. at the Oak Restaurant. Santa Claus will be at Bonfiglio Drug from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and a skate with Santa Claus event is from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the ice rink. A tree-lighting ceremony is at 6:30 p.m. on the lawn of Town Hall, and caroling will follow. Downtown Oak Creek, Colorado Highway 131.
❱❱ Pioneer Christmas Story-time — Tread of Pioneers Museum, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Join Lulie Crawford, daughter of Steamboat Springs’ founding family, for holiday-themed historical tales. Stories begin on the half-hour. Children of all ages are welcome; call 970-879-2214. Eighth and Oak streets. FREE.
❱❱ Sundog — Bear River Bar & Grill, 3:30 to 6 p.m.
Local musicians Randy Kelley, Ron Wheeler, Chris Koebnick and Deanna Webb Koebnick play everything from bluegrass to Led Zeppelin in this après ski show. FREE. Call 970-871-5150. Bear River Bar & Grill is in Gondola Square at the base of Steamboat Ski Area.
❱❱ Merry Mainstreet holiday celebration — Downtown Steamboat Springs, 5 to 8 p.m.
Mainstreet Steamboat Springs will host the Lincoln Avenue holiday festival. The light parade is at 5 p.m. The event also includes open houses in many downtown shops, a gingerbread house contest, visits and photos with Santa Claus, caroling and other performances. For more information, contact Tracy Barnett at 970-846-1800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
❱❱ Steamboat Chamber Singers — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 7 p.m.
Join a group of Yampa Valley voices in a celebration of holiday and classical favorites for the winter season, directed by Marie Carmichael. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased from All That Jazz or at the door. A reception will follow each performance. Call Cheryl at 970-846-1251 with questions. Ninth and Oak streets.
❱❱ Cosmic Night and free karaoke — Snow Bowl, 7 p.m.
FREE admission. Call 970-879-9840. 2090 Snow Bowl Plaza, off U.S. Highway 40 in west Steamboat.
❱❱ Under A Blood Red Sky — The Steamboat Grand, 8 p.m.
The U2 tribute band authentically recreates U2 shows from the 1980s to today, combining visual effects and passionate musicianship to honor the world-famous Irish rock band. Tickets are $10. Call 970-871-5501. 2300 Mount Werner Circle.
❱❱ DJ Also Starring — Sweetwater Grill, 9 p.m.
A hip-hop dance party featuring local disc jockey. FREE. Call 970-879-9500. Eighth and Yampa streets.
❱❱ Teen night — Shorty’s, 9 to 11 p.m.
Shorty’s hosts a night for local teenagers with free movies, games, karaoke and more. Call 970-736-2686 for more information. FREE. The restaurant is at 107 Moffat Ave. in Oak Creek.
❱❱ Tijerina — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.
Join the New Mexico-based blues rock trio for a release party for their new album, “Meant To Be.” FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.
❱❱ Hillbilly Hellcats — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 9:30 p.m.
Rock out to the psychobilly sounds of the Colorado-based Hellcats. Featuring guitarist Chuck Hughes, drums and an upright bass, the rockers’ influences range from funk to hip-hop. Tickets are $5 at the door. Call 970-879-7070 for more information. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.
❱❱ Jerry Joseph and Wally Ingram — Old Town Pub, 9:30 p.m.
Vocalist and guitarist Joseph and percussionist Ingram of American folk rock band Stockholm Syndrome perform live at Old Town Pub. Lyrical, folksy jams with a touch of emotional rock. The cover is $10. Call 970-879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.
❱❱ DJ MelRae — The Tap House Sports Grill, 10 p.m.
DJ spins house favorites. FREE. Call 970-879-2431 for more information. 729 Lincoln Ave.
❱❱ Cowboy Christmas Celebration — Saddleback Ranch, 1 to 4 p.m.
Saddleback Ranch’s seventh annual FREE event includes tubing, horse-drawn sleigh rides, hot chocolate, cookies and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. There also will be a toy drive collection for Mickey’s Fund, which was started by resident Moose Barrows and provides toys for children at Denver Children’s Hospital. Call 970-879-3711 for more information about the event. Routt County Road 179 west of Steamboat Springs.
❱❱ Community Band concert — Depot Art Center, 3 p.m.
Come enjoy the season with your community band performing holiday favorites and more. This band comprises members of all ages from across Routt County and is open to anyone who loves to play music. Admission is FREE, but donations are accepted. There will be a bake sale to raise funds for the band. Call 970-291-1254. 1001 13th St.
❱❱ Steamboat Chamber Singers — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 3 p.m.
Join a group of Yampa Valley voices in a celebration of holiday and classical favorites for the winter season, directed by Marie Carmichael. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased from All That Jazz or at the door. Reception to follow each performance. Call Cheryl at 970-846-1251 with questions. Ninth and Oak streets.
❱❱ The Home Ranch Cookbook signing — The Homesteader, 3 to 6 p.m.
Celebrate the release of 2 new cookbooks featuring recipes from The Home Ranch, Colorado’s only Relais & Chateaux resort. Features hors d’ouevres and chefs Clyde Nelson and Craig Singer. Call 970-879-1980. 817 Lincoln Ave.